Axl Rose Borrows Dave Grohl's Throne at GUNS N ROSES Las Vegas Show: Videos, Setlist and Photos
Last night, Guns N Roses "officially" kicked off their world tour, after a "surprise" rehearsal show last week in LA. The band took the stage at Las Vegas's new T-Mobile Arena at around 11:30 pm pacific time and rocked the house until about 2:30 am according to our very own Frank Godla who was at the scene. Axl Rose was literally sitting on Dave Grohl's old throne, as the "FF" Foo Fighters logo is visible in photos and videos that have surfaced. Axl revealed he broke his foot just a few hours before the show.
Frank sent over the following photos and review:
GUNS N' FUCKING ROSES!!! Jumped on a plane to Vegas and watched GNR make 23 year history with their return! It was beyond words to see Slash, Axl, Duff, and Dizzy on stage together, with Fortus and Ferrer absolutely killing it. They sound and look better than they ever have, the set list was perfect, and the vibe was magic! Even with a broken foot and Dave Grohl's chair, Axl ran on crutches, had his costume changes, and was so spot on. Holy shit, one of the best shows ever!! #gunsnroses #notinthislifetime #axl #slash #duff #dizzy #vegas #reunion
He also captured this video of the final moments of the concert with Guns N Roses crushing "Paradise City":
The band's setlist was a good mix of hits, deep cuts and a few newer tracks from Chinese Democracy:
"It's So Easy"
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Double Talkin' Jive"
"Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney and Wings cover)
"You Could Be Mine"
"New Rose" (The Damned cover)
"This I Love"
"Speak Softly, Love" (Andy Williams cover)
"Sweet Child O' Mine"
"Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd cover)
"Layla (Piano Exit)" (Derek and the Dominos cover)
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan cover)
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